• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Topic: Green Mountain Overture (Sirulnikoff)

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    314

    Green Mountain Overture (Sirulnikoff)

    Hi All,

    This is a piece I posted a few years ago. I've been trying to rework it to improve the sound. I'm not sure how well I succeeded, but here it is anyway.

    Green Mountain Overture

    It's written for Concert Band, and uses GPO and GJBB instruments.

    Regards,

    Jack
    Last edited by jacksiru; 07-28-2010 at 10:27 PM. Reason: correct the link

  2. #2

    Re: Green Mountain Overture (Sirulnikoff)

    Very well done, Jack -- I'm surprised this has not taken
    more notice in the forum.

    The construction work on it is first rate, for starters;
    and the writing as a whole strong and engaging.

    I'll make my usual note that I think the rendering might
    be improved somewhat by slightly fuller sound treatment;
    and perhaps a little more strength in the opening.

    This would definitely shine in live performance, my friend;
    and I do hope it sometime finds its way there.

    All my best,



    David
    -----
    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

  3. #3
    Senior Member sd cisco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    832

    Re: Green Mountain Overture (Sirulnikoff)

    Hi there Jack;
    Ambitious!! So, just to make sure I have this straight, you wrote this in 1959 and it was performed live by the College Band? How was the music received? I think it is wonderful and most admirable too, that you have this bona fide link to your past, a sure connection to your personal thought processes from back then, till now, like a causeway across time.

    Thanks for sharing this innovative and impressive example of your involvement in music - really speaks volumes about your commitment to music/art.

    Best regards,
    sd cisco

  4. #4
    Senior Member squoze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    318

    Re: Green Mountain Overture (Sirulnikoff)

    Love it. Like the James Brown stingers @ 1:45 followed by what must have been the inspiration for "close Encounters" alien tone dance. And then there's the drum solo. Great overture. Awesome!
    Also enjoyed your mock-ups of some favorite pieces.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    314

    Re: Green Mountain Overture (Sirulnikoff)

    David, SD, and Squoze,

    Thanks very much for listening, and for your kind comments.

    David, I appreciate your rescuing it from the oblivion of the inner pages to which it had floated unimpeded the last time around. I'm still trying to unlock the secrets of a really effective rendering, but I know I'm not there yet.

    SD, this was performed at Bennington College in Vermont, where I had a Teaching Fellowship. As far as I can remember, I think it was fairly well received. I had some opportunity to make some suggestions during a rehearsal prior to the performance.

    Squoze, I believe the piece predates your references, but I appreciate your comments.

    Best Regards,

    Jack

  6. #6
    Senior Member squoze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    318

    Re: Green Mountain Overture (Sirulnikoff)

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksiru;654080[B
    Squoze[/B], I believe the piece predates your references,
    My point exactly. I meant that your piece was indeed ahead of its time.

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •